What is a Far Infrared Sauna?

Most people have experienced the traditional sauna, using a heater and water poured over hot stones to produce steam. For those who haven’t, it’s a heated room you sit in for 30 minutes, designed to make you sweat out your toxins. Our sauna takes advantage of Infrared rays, the healthiest form of sun rays. Infrared rays use lower temperatures than a traditional sauna, but get further into your skin and sweat glands. This is what makes Infrared Saunas so effective! The Infrared heatwaves reach your sweat glands, obviously making you sweat. Sweat is one of the best natural ways to cleanse your body of harmful toxins.

To personalise your experience and take it to a whole new level, you can even plug in your phone and listen to your own tunes or podcast while you detox!

The Science Behind Far Infrared Saunas

Far Infrared Saunas work by recreating the suns most beneficial rays to improve your health. At The Arctic Studio we have done extensive research to offer the best and safest sauna available. The Sun Stream Evolve 20 uses the lowest EMF available, toxin and pesticide free wood and food grade glue making sure you detox safely.

An added feature is light therapy to enhance your mood.

Far infrared saunas work by gently increasing blood flow, expanding capillaries and re-oxygenating the blood. They also increase the processing enzyme activity in our gut, improving metabolism, breaking down trapped fat and releasing toxins. These toxins are then removed via sweat.

The Immune System is supported, as time in a Far Infrared Sauna has been shown to increase the number of T-helper cells. These play an important role in fighting bacteria, fungi and allergens as well as fighting foreign cells such as Cancer. Raising the body temperature hastens cell death.

Raising the body temperature has many health benefits including:

  • Improved immunity
  • Blood pressure reduction
  • Tissue elasticity and flexibility
  • Toxin removal
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved oxygenation of tissues
  • Weight loss – producing 1gm of sweat requires 0.6 calories. Profuse sweating can produce 1 litre of sweat in an hour!
  • Hyperthermia helps to kill abnormal cells
  • Reduces muscle spasm and aches, pains and arthritis. Far Infrared Rays penetrate 3.75cm into muscle tissue.
  • Stress relief

Health Benefits

Cleanse and Remove Toxins
Turning up the heat in a safe environment is one of the best ways to rid your body of nasty toxins and cleanse your body from the inside out. Toxins build up in your body, with detoxing leading to reduced fatigue, reduced muscle pain and tension, promote weight loss, increase energy levels and cleanse your skin leaving you feeling refreshed!

Toxins take the form of clumps in your bodies water, which blocked blood circulation leading to a build up of toxins. Our Far Infrared Rays target your bodies water molecules with built up toxins through vibrations. This releases built up gases and other nasty toxins back into your blood stream for your body to sweat out.

Weight Loss
You can burn up the 300 calories in just 30 minutes in our Far Infrared Sauna! Not only do you burn calories by sweating out fat deposits, it also enhances the metabolic performance of your bodies vital organs.

Increase Energy Levels
Detoxing from harmful chemicals restores the bodies natural balance, leaving you feeling refreshed with increased energy levels.

Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation
Most peoples skin pores are clogged full of toxins from chemicals, the sun, synthetic clothes and chlorinated water. Our Far Infrared Sauna delivers nutrients to your skin through increased blood circulation, leaving you with that perfect skin glow everybody seeks. If that isn’t good enough, our Far Infrared Sauna can also improve the appearance of scars and can aid in the healing of burns.

Boast Immune System – Help Fight Colds, Flu and Fevers
Turning up the heat and sweating out those nasty toxins boosts your immune system, helping keep those colds, flu’s and fevers at bay.

Improved Blood Circulation
Saunas can improve your blood pressure and circulation. The heat inside our sauna dilates blood vessels, shrinking the volume of the inner lining of our blood vessels.

Reduced Muscle Tension – Improved Flexibility
Heating up your muscles reduces tension and pain. Reducing this tension in turn means you may see an increase in flexibility, because your muscles aren’t holding as much tension restricting their range of motion.

Pre-Sauna Reminders

  • Make sure you drink plenty of water beforehand. If you’re dehydrated, you won’t sweat as much, which means you won’t be able to cleanse yourself from enough toxins. Dehydration could also make you feel light-headed in the sauna.
  • Avoid wearing make up or using any creams or lotions before you use the sauna. It means your pores will be more open so you can sweat out more toxins.
  • Use an exfoliator before you use the sauna if you can. This will stop dry skin build up.

FAQ’s

Q. Can I use the sauna if I am pregnant?

No – it is not recommended to use a Far Infrared Sauna whilst you are pregnant.

Q. Can I still use the sauna if I am not a member?

Both Members and non-members are more than welcome to use the Sauna facilities 😊

Q. What do I wear?

Swimmers or bra and undies. It is completely up to you and what you are more comfortable in.

Q. Is it safe?

Yes! Infrared rays are the ‘light’ energy you learnt about in science class, that plants use for photosynthesis. Infrared rays are vital for life on planet Earth, because plants wouldn’t be able to make energy without infrared rays and the food chain would break down. Infrared rays are the safest rays produced from the sun.

Infrared treatments are also used in burn units of hospitals to help speed up the healing process, as well as in newborn baby incubators. At The Arctic Studio, we have done extensive research to make sure we offer the best and safest sauna available.

You are in complete control of your sauna experience. If you find that it is too hot simply open the door for a few minutes. You also have control of the temperature inside the sauna. Be sure to drink plenty of water before your sauna session to ensure you sweat lots and prevent dehydration. Our friendly staff are always nearby if you have any concerns.

Using the towels provided helps maintain the hygiene of the sauna. We have a strict cleaning protocol to ensure safety.  However, please keep in mind there are some people that should not use them if they have certain medical conditions e.g. pregnancy and epilepsy as listed.

Q. Will it burn?

Definitely not. Our Far Infrared Sauna does NOT use Ultraviolet rays or any form of heated rocks. It uses Infrared light rays which do not burn. You will feel warm in the Far Infrared Sauna, but you wont get burnt.

Q. What's the difference between a Far Infrared Sauna and a regular Sauna?

The biggest difference is the way in which the saunas are heated. A regular/traditional sauna uses a heater and hot stones to heat the sauna room. Pouring water over the stones creates the steam that you see in this style of sauna. Our Far Infrared Sauna is much more advanced and uses infrared heating to heat your body from the inside out. Just 20% of the infrared rays heat the room and the rest heat your body, and there is no water involved in the heating process. Infrared rays are natural rays from the sun that plants use to create energy in the Photosynthesis process. Our Far Infrared Sauna is so technologically advanced that you are surrounded by our nano-carbon heaters, even on the glass door!

Q. Can I get skin cancer from the sauna?

No way! Our Far Infrared Sauna is similar to being outside in the sun, minus the suns harmful UV rays.

Q. Will I get claustrophobic?

No, you are in control. You close the door to the sauna and you can open it again at any time, it’s never locked.

Q. How often can I use the sauna?

You can use the sauna once a day! Depending on what your goals are and how your body reacts to the sauna dictates how often you should use the sauna.

Q. Can more than 1 person use the sauna at a time?

We only allow 1 person in the sauna at a time. But your friend is more than welcome to book the appointment after you so you can still come into the studio together 😊

Q. What temperature is the Far Infrared Sauna?

You’re in control of the temperature! You can control the temperature from inside the sauna itself. The temperature ranges from 25-65 degrees Celsius.